About the photo: High school. Junior year. Who was the first artist you played as a WMSE DJ ? I don’t remember the first song I ever played. My shift was originally in the wee hours so I was still coming to life when I walked into the studio in those days. Who was the… Read more »
About the photo: …me, circa 1983. What is the first song you remember playing on the air on WMSE (or first artist or album)? Manu Chao’s “Merry Blues”. What is the first musician or band you remember interviewing? What year? The Blind Boys of Alabama, before their show at Jazz in the Park, in a… Read more »
About Orgullo Latino on WMSE: Orgullo Latino is a music show that plays Caribbean music including but not limited to salsa, merengue, bachata and reggaeton (not a lot). It also informs the listeners about upcoming events in the community and has other speakers on topics of general interest. The show is in Spanish but once… Read more »
About the photo: Dewey at WMSE, sometime in the 90s. Who was the first artist you played as a WMSE DJ ? “I’m Cramped” by the Cramps. I was trained by Dean of the Big Daddy Dean (Dean Hawk) show and they were my favorite artist at the time, so that’s why I picked them…. Read more »
About the photo: This was taken from one of the many events WMSE has taken part in over the years (Bastille Days). Andre is the handsome fellow on the left. Who was the first artist you played as a WMSE DJ ? The band was originally from Milwaukee but moved to Germany. They were called… Read more »
About the photo: Picture is from first state ID card; my 18th birthday. What is the first song you remember playing on the air on WMSE (or first artist or album)? “Transmission” by Joy Division What is the first musician or band you remember interviewing? What year? Keith Bauer, bass player for the Violet Hour,… Read more »
About the photo: It’s not them obviously bit we thought it was cute. Late Night Beat Generation are currently spinning at Vagabond – 1122 Edison St. They are kicking-off WMSE’s 34th Anniversary with a bang and you should check them out! So either go down to Vagabond or tune us in!
Ara is a four-piece progressive/technical death metal band, featuring members of the bands Northless and Concentric. Ara began in early 2012 as a culmination of the desires of one Jerry Hauppa and Erik Stenglein to play in a death metal project that borrowed from their influences, without being mere carbon copies. Both Jerry and Erik have/had… Read more »
Local/Live this week brought WMSE listeners winsome tunes from Milwaukee’s Greatest Lakes who had the studios ringing out with their lovely harmonies and uplifting folk-pop instrumentation. Thanks to the band for swinging by and enjoy a track from their session — “Best Days” — below.
Dryhouse Ruins parts are more recognizable than their sum: Damian Strigens currently of Testa Rosa and formerly of Field Report and many more, Jim Warchol, formerly of Sometime Sweet Susan and currently of Death Blues, and Jeff Mitchell, formerly of Field Report and known around town for his solo material, all come together to form… Read more »